Former national soccer team coach Choi Tae-wook, who assisted coach Paulo Bento at last year’s Qatar World Cup and contributed to the Korean national team’s advancement to the round of 16, was handed over to trial on charges of providing money to officials of a professional club in exchange for the player’s membership.
According to the legal community on the 13th, the Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office’s Criminal Division 9 (Chief Prosecutor Kim Hyun-ah) indicted former coach Choi without detention on charges of breach of trust. According to the prosecution, former coach Choi is accused of conspiring with his agent Mr. Choi to get a player who was his student to join Ansan Greeners FC and giving kickbacks to former CEO Lee Jong-geol and former coach Lim Jong-heon, who were working at the club at the time.
The prosecution handed over 10 people, including former coach Choi, former CEO Lee (without detention), and former manager Lim (arrest), to trial. Former CEO Lee is accused of receiving a total of 27 million won, including 10 million won in cash and a luxury watch worth 17 million won, from agent Choi in return for recruiting two players from November of last year to January of last year. Former coach Lim is also accused of receiving 9 million won in exchange for being appointed as an official director.
Former coach Lim is accused of receiving 45 million won from agent Choi in exchange for joining a player and defrauding the player’s father of 60 million won by deceiving him by saying he would let his son join the club. Agent Choi was arrested and indicted on charges of giving a total of 129 million won to five people, including former CEO Lee, in exchange for recruiting players.토토사이트
This case was originally triggered by Agent Choi’s fraud case. Mr. Jo, who was a college soccer player, reported that he lost about 20 million won after being deceived by Choi, who demanded kickbacks, while joining Daegu FC of the first division of professional soccer (K League 1) in 2017, and reported Choi to the Seocho Police Station in 2020 for fraud. . The prosecution took over the case at the end of last year and investigated it, confirming the evil customs, practices, and ills prevalent in the soccer world.
The prosecution also announced that it had taken measures to collect and preserve the profits from the defendants’ crimes and notified the Korea Football Association of the misconduct. He added, “We will do our best to maintain the prosecution so that the defendants who dismiss the athlete trade as a practice are punished commensurate with their crime.”